Syria: an appalling reality in 2016

‘The Syrian people wonder why the world is silent, and ask: ‘Why does the world punish us with its silence?  What did we do wrong to be forced to witness…

Drowning in the Mediterranean: Tears are not enough

“Whatever mourns when many leave these shores; Whatever shares The eternal reciprocity of tears.” – Insensibility by Wilfred Owen (October 1917) Wilfred Owen’s poem dwells on the insensibility of civilians…

Notes from Kampala: “No women!”

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I boarded a plane at Entebbe airport bound for my first stop in Doha. As I approached row 12, I noticed that someone…

Radio documentary: The Girls of Kajiado

“The Girls of Kajiado’ tells the story of the young Maasai girls of Southern Kenya and their struggle to remain in education. Their fight represents both a desire to break…